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The Daily Dispatch: August 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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scaped to the mountain, where they remained for 6 days, and finally reached here yesterday. Briquet saw the enemy coming, and destroyed his rifle and accoutrements to keep them from getting possession of them. We have just learned that Sampson Phillips of the Sharp-Shooters, who was with General Garnett at the time of his death, was killed at the same place, and that the Yankees buried him decently and marked over his grave this inscription: "The only man that stood by his General." PhilliPhillips had been missing since the battle, and we learned by a prisoner that the above was his fate. He had been in all the engagements, and was a brave and true man. There is great and just complaints against the postmasters between here and Richmond, in consequence of the failure of those subscribers to newspapers, and especially the Dispatch, falling to receive their papers; and I heard an officer say that some postmasters had torn the names from the papers, and afterwards sold them at five